Friday, August 22, 2014

Milking Stool Ministry: John 20

Pardon me and all my excitement but we're going to hang out in the book of John for one more week. Mostly this is because these final two chapters are just so rich and I couldn't get myself to talk less about all the goodness. So, without further ado, here's my little talk on John 20:

And, here's the notes for John 20. They're crazy because they're all about a SINGLE verse. But, you guys, I just couldn't stop thinking about it, writing on it, being equal parts challenged and encouraged by it. Yes, loved it.

I encourage you to allow yourself to be challenged too. The bible can be hard to read because there's just so much. You're allowed to pare it down, to pick out one verse or truth or paragraph and just not stop with it for a week or so. That's usually where I find myself most in love with God and my faith.

Verse of the week:
After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. 
The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
-John 20:20

And last, but certainly not least, encouraging links for you:

On judgment. Prepare to be humbled. I was because, well, it described me. (Meet With a Smile)

Release the evil and let the love seep in. Whoa. Did you read that? Whoa. (A Mama Collective)

I read this early this week and can't stop thinking about it. It's, well, awesome. (Girl Brooks)

Also, I'm over at Always Ashten today talking about how I came to be the queen of me
If you'd like a little extra credit post from me for the week, might as well take a gander! 

6 comments:

  1. I think it's one of my favorite week so far. I really like how you make me see something I didn't see when I read it. So thankful for this study & the book of John.
    Have a nice weekend Amber!

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  2. So, this is the first time I've actually watched your video because Nadine said she watched every week. Also, I started following your blog when you were in the middle of John so I felt like I should jump in when you start your next book. But this was awesome! I can't wait to see what you'll be doing next because I'm in. :)

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  3. Oh Emily I can't tell you how flattered I was by Nadine's post... Because it's been so hard doing Milking Stool and feeling like it's fallen flat on it's own face.


    Romans is next (I think in a 95% sure sort of way) and OF COURSE I'd be thrilled if you joined! :)

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  4. This was one of my favorite weeks too! Though next week's material left me feeling exhilerated and encouraged so that might have stolen the proverbial cake! :)

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  5. So excited for Romans!!! When are we going to start?
    I'm gonna pray for you and Milking Stool!


    Have a nice day!

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  6. Isn't Nadine the best? I just love her! And Romans would be awesome! I'm so excited!

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